For a nursing activity, what is the difference between “CNE”, “NCPD”, and “contact hours”?

The ANCC utilizes the terminology “contact hours”.  ANCC Accredited Providers award contact hours.  They have recently started using nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) credit.  But the official ANCC criteria and standards utilize the terminology “Awarding Contact Hours”.

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Weekly Compliance Tip

Are we allowed to just use PART of an activity as an example of compliance with a commendation criterion?

Yes – providers can use part of an activity, for example, a regularly scheduled series or…

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